Tag: Arabic literature
Shaj Mathew: Poetry as Life, Life as PoetryFebruary 2014
Fifty years ago, Forugh Farrokhzad’s 'Another Birth' modernized and scandalized Iranian poetry with its radical feminine voice.
The Writer and the RebellionNovember 2013
“The last chapter is the most difficult to finish in a revolution, as in a novel,” writes Khaled Khalifa from war-torn Syria.
Sonallah Ibrahim: Notes from PrisonMarch 2013
An excerpt from the Egyptian novelist's prison journal, translated by Robyn Creswell.
Robyn Creswell: Arabic Rhetoric Gets an Acid BathMarch 2013
The Paris Review editor on his new translation of That Smell by Sonallah Ibrahim.